CFLPA accuses CFL leadership of using ‘authoritarian’ negotiation tactics to force ‘necessary downtime’

The Canadian Soccer League Gamers Affiliation issued a response to CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s public letter concerning the collapse of collective bargaining negotiations, accusing the league of forcing the strike utilizing authoritarian techniques.

In an inner CFLPA memo obtained by 3DownNationThe union says they’re open to getting again to the bargaining desk however denounces the league for refusing to barter any additional.

You’ve gotten obtained or will obtain an e mail out of your membership summarizing the progress of the League concerning the distribution of the Discount. This afternoon we made a counter supply to the League’s ‘take it or go away it’ supply. As an alternative of utilizing time to guage our counteroffers within the league, take the time to construct on the communication you simply obtained. Once we returned to the bargaining desk, the league knowledgeable us that they’d moved away from the bargaining desk and can contact you immediately. That is an aggressive and impolite effort to attempt to undermine your League of Gamers Negotiation Committee.

By performing in such an authoritarian method, they successfully provoked an pointless stoppage.

We produce a full report that retains you up to date on the progress we have made and the important thing points we wish to remedy on the desk. You will see that these vital points are simply resolved, however the league has as an alternative chosen to maneuver away from the bargaining desk and intrude with our inner construction.

Initially of those negotiations, we recognized just a few key points that must be addressed:

Prolonged Rehabilitation
Enhanced Safety
Contract Safety and Continuity
Precise Income Sharing
Enhanced Compensation

The league’s aggressive newest bid both did not adequately tackle the above points or in some circumstances pushed us again on these points.

We expressed remorse over the league’s determination and informed them we have been able to return to the desk after they have been prepared to barter in good religion.

in solidarity,
Your CFL Gamers Affiliation

In a PR transfer, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie shared particulars of the league’s newest collective bargaining bid with gamers Saturday night time, hoping to show public opinion in opposition to the union after the 2 sides failed to achieve an settlement earlier than the deal expired. The present CBA is tonight at midnight.

Amongst different features of the deal, the CFL mentioned its supply would lead to a complete assured enhance within the league-wide wage cap of $18.9 million over the seven-year interval. Nevertheless, the CFLPA has critical issues concerning these and different numbers, believing it to be miscalculated and deceptive. The league additionally refuses to permit auditing of income share.

The 2 sides have been engaged in heated negotiations since Wednesday and labored till Friday night time as a part of an enormous 16-hour negotiation session. They met once more Saturday afternoon for an unscheduled negotiation session, however reportedly left the bargaining desk after the CFL submitted a closing bid.

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